CLN Spring Stewardship Weekend

May 17-19, 2019


Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Camp Little Notch 
744 Sly Pond Road
Fort Ann, NY 12827

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Friends of CLN 

Let's wake up Little Notch!

Spring Stewardship Weekend is an incredible opportunity for Little Notch supporters to gain anunderstanding of how to care for a dynamic camp facility and help make sure Little Notch is safe, functional, and in its best condition for our summer programs.

Our Stewardship Volunteer Team will be hosting the weekend and will have several major and minor projects that must be completed (all skill levels and physical abilities are welcome and needed). We welcome groups coming to do community service. Great for Scout troops and college groups!

Members who would love to help but are unable to visit due to distance or other commitments – we encourage you to please donate to help purchase building and paint supplies.  It is a great way of helping out if you cannot have your boots on the ground.  The Property Committee is also currently trying to raise funds to have a Forestry Plan done and would love contributions toward our $1,000 goal. Click here to be taken to our donation page.

Projects may include: putting up tents, opening the kitchen, opening program areas, clearing roads and trails, setting up our herb garden, and more. All participants will be asked to work for six (6) hours each day, leaving time to enjoy CLN in the afternoon and evening. We hope to have several workshops to offer, such as how to properly clear and maintain trails – using the Mount Hope Furnace Trail as our workshop!  Also, how to put up and care for our platform tents.

(We are hosting a more informal “Pot-Luck” Steward Weekend May 11-12 to get the water on, tools rounded up and the kitchen cleaned.  Email Tess if you are interested in attending. )

Bring your own pop-up tent if you want to tent out, because the platform tents may not be set up yet. Space in the Sleepy Hollow cabins, Brook Haven, Cook’s, and Rockwell Health Center is first come, first served. Email with any special needs. There will be a sign-up for camping space when you arrive and sign in.

In order to help keep Lakes Pond clean and free of invasive species, we DO NOT allow campers and/or event attendees to bring their own boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. (unless you have a special need that has been reviewed and approved by the camp director prior to your arrival). We do have a variety of watercraft at CLN for your boating pleasure. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Registration is mandatory-- even if you are only coming for a day and bringing your own food.

 Pricing is per-meal. Adult rate is $10/meal, and children (ages 6-16) are $5/meal. 

The meal schedule is as follows:


Friday dinner: Potluck-- bring something to share! NO CHARGE
Saturday: 3 meals provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Sunday: 3 meals provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Monday: 1 meal provided (breakfast)


Children are welcome! There will be a lot of raking/sweeping, picking up and wood gathering that kids can do. Childcare is not provided so the caretaker of the children must be responsible for their supervision and all applicable waivers must be filled out and signed.

Any child who participates in a full stewardship weekend (two full days' work) will receive a $50 discount voucher for summer camp registration.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome but you must bring a hard copy of an updated rabies vaccination certificate.

We are encouraging everyone to bring your own rakes, shovels, work gloves, and water bottles.

Special Volunteers needed! 

  • Up to four people can attend for free in exchange for cooking plus kitchen & dining hall and Main Camp cleaning and unpacking. You MUST be available and in camp all three (3) days. This will be filled on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE EMAIL BEFORE YOU REGISTER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE APPLICABLE DISCOUNT CODE (if still available).
  •  One person with a current lifeguard certification can attend for free IF you will get the waterfront put together and ready for the summer season AND provide lifeguarding for swimming or boating this weekend. You MUST be available and in camp all 3 days. This will be filled on a first come basis. PLEASE EMAIL BEFORE YOU REGISTER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE APPLICABLE DISCOUNT CODE (if still available).

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email to inquire about participating if you are unable to pay our meal fees.

Payments are handled through PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account. You can pay with your credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) — all without having a PayPal account. Complete the registration, then click on the button to pay and follow the "Pay with a credit card" link on the PayPal page (or login to pay via your PayPal account).

Please note: You can register multiple people on the same registration form by using the "Add Friends/Family" section (please use that section to register children 6-16 years old). However, you will only receive one email confirmation.

Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after April 18, 2019. Please email prior to that date if you need to cancel your registration.


We are always grateful for your support and love for CLN. If you have access to any of the following items or know someone that does, please pass this information along. Thank you.

Donations we could use:

  • Paint or stain – exterior latex or oil based, neutral colors
  • Rectangular dishpans
  • Plastic bins with closable lids – any size
  • Functional weed whackers (cordless)
  • Gift cards to hardware stores
  • Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Brooms and dustpans
  • Work gloves

Large items we need donated:

  • Ice machine
  • Functional Lawn Mowers
  • Water heater (large commercial)
  • Log splitter
  • Generator
  • Truckload of gravel
  • Truckload of woodchips
  • Lumber
  • ATV

Friends of Camp Little Notch is a 501(c)(3) organization and will provide donors with acknowledgment of charitable contributions for tax purposes.  Donations to Friends of Camp Little Notch are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.